Coutinho defied club wishes to play v Stoke

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Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino came off the bench to salvage a 2-1 win for Liverpool at Stoke on Saturday. "It is when they face sides like Stoke that Jurgen Klopp's side have faltered", Redknapp told the Daily Mail.

However, Coutinho was still included in the squad but named on the bench alongside the likes of Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Marko Grujic.

Mane, Liverpool's top scorer this season with 13 league goals, limped off after hurting his knee in a challenge during the Merseyside derby against Everton on Saturday. Enhanced winnings paid in free bets.

Wijnaldum was as impressed as anybody by the genius of the No.11's decisive goal, but on an afternoon when Simon Mignolet also made two incredible saves, the midfielder pointed to the efforts of the entire team. I want to keep going to keep scoring and helping my team and keep learning from my manager, " said Coutinho, who only joined up with the squad on the morning of the match after losing three kilograms in three days because of illness.

"I wanted to be involved and the manager decided, although I was not 100 per cent".

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The Brazil duo's introduction completely transformed the game, but Coutinho was keen to deflect the credit.

But Coutinho went on to overtake Juninho as the highest-scoring Brazilian in the Premier League era with 30 goals. This was a big win.

But Coutinho said: "The team played well, created more chances and then we scored. There are a lot of points to fight for and every game for us is important".

What's more, since joining Liverpool in 2015, he's been booked three times for excessive celebration in the top flight, which again is more than any other player.

"But we started the second half so positively, on the front foot".